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of men ghazi. we have an expeditionary diplomatic corps, and they do face very real risks every day, day in and day out. bad things have happened before, and bad things will happen again, unfortunately, in the future. there will always be a tension between the diplomatic imperative to get outside the wire and the security standards that require our diplomats to work behind high walls and full-body searches. we do not want to conner is tee that wire america off from the world. our challenge is to strike a balance between the necessity of the mission, available resources and toll wraps for risk -- tolerance for risk. we've talked about this on this committee. we've had hearingsings specifically about the design of our embassies, the danger of becoming a fortress america. we need to be safe, but we also need to send the right message to the people that we're trying to reach. i distinctly remember feeling and seeing the difficulty of this in vietnam where villages would examine us suspiciously and give us a stare, an unmistakeable stare that raises many more questions than we're ever able to
that libyans have introduced an alert in the ghazi. on september 9, ambassador stevens requested additional security two days before the attack happened. i knew him quite well. i have a great deal of respect for him. in light of these findings, these are facts that no one has argued. to either of you what to say that you agree with the statements that i have read in the report? >> senator, the statement in the report says that there were no specific tactical threat is a statement i believe to be a statement of fact. you are right to point out the pattern of deteriorating security on each of the incidents you discussed. amongst that deterioration are part of that deterioration was a byan violence.i we did not do a good enough job of connecting the dots of the troubling pattern. >> mr. secretary nides, you agree with the statement he made? for the record, if you could respond i would appreciate it. >> yes, sir, i do. >> the most significant question is not in the report and i would like to get a response to. were the comments of ambassador rice completely in a racket -- inaccurate with the vi
voters will determine someone to fill the maine -- the remaining term. turning to an attack in van ghazi, an independent report of the killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya proceedings and three other americans will be presented to -- christopher stevens and three other americans will be presented today. that report will be presented to members of congress this week before a private briefing on wednesday. also, the house foreign affairs committee holds a hearing on the report this thursday, december 20 with testimony from state department deputy bill burns. secretary clinton was to appear but is recovering from a concussion. those are the headlines on c- span radio. >> the ohio electoral college meets in columbus, ohio and and in eastern today to cast the buckeye state's 18 electoral votes for president obama. you can see the proceedings live from the senate chamber. you can watch the proceedings live on c-span3. everything will be held today on raising the medicare eligibility age to 67 years old and its effects. that will be alive today on c- span2. >> "washington journal" continues.
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